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“A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules.”

--Anthony Trollope

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Tool: Anadiplosis (Literary Device)

The term anadiplosis is a Greek word which means “to reduplicate”. It refers to the repetition of a word or words in successive clauses in such a way that the second clause starts with the same word which marks the end of the previous clause.

Anadiplosis exhibits a typical pattern of repeating a word. For example, the repetition of the word “give” in the sentence “When I give, I give myself.” is termed anadiplosis as it occurs at the end of the first clause and marks the beginning of the following clause.

Similarly, notice how the use of anadiplosis repeats in its typical fashion the word “reliability” to highlight the main point of the sentence “This public school has a record of extraordinary reliability, a reliability that every other school is jealous of in the city.”

Example:

"My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe. To him all good things--trout as well as eternal salvation--come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy." -- Norman McLean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

"Kinetic energy is also known as the energy of motion. A vehicle's energy of motion doubles when its weight doubles. When a vehicle's weight doubles, it needs about twice the distance to stop." -- GetDefensive.com